As you know, I have considered running ads in 2009 to fund the purchase of ebook readers for the Dear Author reviewers. I thought it would be smart, given how we advocate for ebook reading every Sunday, that we all are reading in ebook format as much as we possibly can – kind of walking the talk. We reached out to Sony and asked if they might be interested in developing a relationship with Dear Author and they are.
Sony is very interested in connecting to romance readers and recognize our value to the ebook reading community. In exchange for outfitting the Dear Author reviewers, Sony will received advertising here and we will be providing a buy link to their site whenever there is an ebook available at the Sony eBook store.
What’s even better is the Sony is going to provide us with a couple extra Readers to give away to the Dear Author readership. I promise you that this won’t change our candid assessment of all the hardware out there, but as you can see from my past posts, I think the Sony Reader is a smart device that is well suited to those wanting dedicated eBook readers.
If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see from Sony in terms of sales, reader bundles, or even software/hardware features for the Sony Reader, come forth and let us know. I’ll try to pass along as many suggestions as I can.